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  • Hundreds of recruits get sick at Marine boot camp

    11/01/2017 4:09:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    sandiego union tribune ^ | 10/31/2017 | Carl Prine
    More than 300 recruits at the Marines’ boot camp in San Diego are suffering from diarrheal symptoms from an bacterial outbreak, officials disclosed on Tuesday. With most of the cases linked to Shiga toxin-producing E.coli bacteria physicians are treating 302 patients out of the more than 5,500 candidates undergoing training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot. ... The bacteria was identified in recruits at both the depot and at Edson Range at Camp Pendleton beginning on Wednesday but the number of cases spiked on Monday, officials said. Ten recruits were transported to an undisclosed hospital off the base for additional care....
  • Report: Pakistan may have poisoned CIA chief after Bin Laden raid

    05/06/2016 10:36:45 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 06, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    A stunning new report showed how Pakistan's top spy agency may have secretly poisoned a CIA chief in the days and weeks after the U.S. raid that killed Usama Bin Laden in 2011. The now-retired CIA station chief in Pakistan, Mark Kelton, had come down with a mysterious illness that left him in severe pain, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Current and former U.S. officials told the newspaper they suspected poisoning after attempts to treat him outside Pakistan failed. Those officials said Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI, harbored grudges against diplomats, journalists and other people the country considered opponents....
  • Icelandic Leftist Poisons Robert Spencer

    05/20/2017 12:40:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 16, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Last Thursday, I gave a lecture on the jihad threat at the Grand Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland. Shortly thereafter, a young Icelandic Leftist registered his disapproval of what I said by poisoning me. It happened after the event, when my security chief, the organizers of the event, and Jihad Watch writer Christine Williams, who had also been invited to speak, went with me to a local restaurant to celebrate the success of the evening.  At this crowded Reykjavik establishment, I was quickly recognized. A young Icelander called me by name, shook my hand, and said he was a big fan....
  • Robert Spencer Poisoned After Giving Anti-Jihad Speech in Iceland

    05/19/2017 12:17:22 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/17/2017 | Robert Spencer
    After I spoke last Thursday in the beautiful nation of Iceland, a Leftist in Reykjavik poisoned me. Perhaps I should have seen it coming. The international Left has rejected free speech, and has embraced violence as a suitable response to speech contradicting its narrative. My visit triggered a firestorm of abuse in the Icelandic press, all of which was based on American Leftist talking points. Every story about my visit used the same elements. For example, that the Southern Poverty Law Center claims I purvey “hate speech,” which is a subjective judgment used to shut down dissent from the establishment...
  • Deadly Mushrooms: Santa Cruz Protocol Is Becoming Known Internationally

    01/13/2017 10:05:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 01/13/17 | Jondi Gumz
    Three hours after Dr. Todd Mitchell’s Dec. 3 flight from Beijing landed in San Francisco, a call demanded his immediate attention. Mitchell, 59, had spent two-and-a-half weeks in China, which has the most mushroom poisoning deaths in the world, sharing the treatment method he developed at Dominican Hospital. The call concerned a Santa Rosa hospital patient believed to have eaten deadly mushrooms. Principal investigator of an amatoxin mushroom poisoning clinical trial that has treated nearly 100 patients across North America in the past 10 years, Mitchell arranged for the patient’s overnight transfer to Dominican Hospital. This patient was the first...
  • China: Bo Xilai's wife 'was in the room when Neil Heywood was poisoned'

    04/25/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04/24/12 | Damien McElroy, Malcolm Moore
    Bo Xilai's wife 'was in the room when Neil Heywood was poisoned' Bo Xilai's's wife Gu Kailai, accused of murdering the British businessman Neil Heywood, confessed to police that she was in the room when he was poisoned, according to an account given to American diplomats. By Damien McElroy, Malcolm Moore in Beijing 9:00PM BST 24 Apr 2012 Wang Lijun, the former chief of police in Chongqing, told US officials that Gu Kailai had confessed that she was responsible for the killing with the words: "I did it." Mr Wang gave his account of her alleged confession to diplomats at...
  • Paris Jews Intentionally Poisoned [look for this to happen elsewhere]

    12/17/2015 5:47:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | December 17th, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    The electronic lock to a synagogue south east of Paris was coated with poison which led to 14 Jews being sickened. The incident took place on Monday evening, Dec.14, in the community of Bonneuil-sur-Marne. Women arrived at the closed shul at around 9:00 p.m. to participate in a meeting. Ralph Botbol, president of the synagogue, said that just after arrival, two women began experiencing itchy hands, and one woman's face "swelled significantly." Several more congregants began experiencing intense burning sensations in their eyes and itchy rashes on their skin, at which time emergency services were called. More than a dozen...
  • Paris synagogue daubed with poisonous substance

    12/17/2015 4:31:27 PM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/17 | JTA
    Fourteen people were mildly poisoned by a toxic substance that was applied to the keypad of an electronic lock of a synagogue south of Paris. Members of the Jewish community of Bonneuil-sur-Marne on Monday called rescue services to report a sudden strong burning sensation in their eyes and itchy rashes on their skin, Le Parisien reported. Some 25 firemen rushed to the synagogue, which is under police and military protection whenever it is open. They treated congregants who were poisoned and traced its source to the lock. Described as a nonlethal irritant, the substance found on the pad was sent...
  • Man Dies After Cleaning Fluid Served as Wine

    06/18/2015 3:22:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 16 Jun 2015
    A man has died of massive internal burns after mistakenly being served undiluted detergent, which was being stored in an empty bottle of white wine.The 49-year-old man died of internal burns after drinking cleaning fluid he thought was white wine in the city of Benicarló in the Spanish province of Castellón. Andrés Lorente was in bar Raconet, on Isabel de Villena square, for a Sunday afternoon drink on June 14th when he was served what he thought was a glass of white wine. In fact the liquid he was served was cleaning fluid that had been stored in an empty...
  • Nearly 100 Get Food Poisoning; (Philadelphia) Officials Won't Say From What

    03/27/2015 1:42:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/27/2015 | Associated Press
    A "food source" sickened nearly 100 restaurant patrons in Philadelphia last month, but city and state health officials say Pennsylvania law bars them from disclosing what the food was or how it was contaminated. Philly.com reported Friday ( http://bit.ly/1HQbZYs ) that dozens of lawyers and law students became sick after a Feb. 27 feast at Joy Tsin Lau in the city's Chinatown. Some said they were bedridden and others had to seek medical attention after becoming sick, but the owner said her restaurant didn't cause it.
  • Prize Winning Dog Poisoned At Prestigious Show

    03/08/2015 1:55:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    KRON4.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Aaron Pero
    <p>London (CNN)An investigation is underway after a canine competitor died the day after taking part in Crufts, one of the world’s most prestigious dog shows. An autopsy indicates he was poisoned.</p> <p>Three-year-old Irish setter Thendara Satisfaction — known to his owners as Jagger — took second prize in his class at the event in Birmingham, central England, on Thursday.</p>
  • Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe

    10/21/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing
    Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide • Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter Poachers in Zimbabwe have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, The Telegraph has learned. The full extent of the devastation wreaked in Hwange, the country's largest national park, has been revealed by legitimate hunters who discovered what conservationists say is the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years. Pictures taken by the hunters, which...
  • Boston.com really wishes Boehner had been successfully poisoned

    01/14/2015 6:44:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2015 | Noah Rothman
    According to prosecutors, Michael Hoyt heard voices. The 44-year-old bartender at the Wetherington Golf & Country Club in West Chester, Ohio also frequently served House Speaker John Boehner. Hoyt had grown convinced that Boehner was frequently rude to him. He blamed the Speaker for the spread of Ebola to the United States. The voices in his head told Hoyt that John Boehner was the devil, and he planned to expose him to the world. So he hatched a plot. According to police, Hoyt had a detailed plan to slip poison into Boehner’s drink, shoot him with a Beretta .380...
  • Liquid nicotine: Just a teaspoon could kill

    03/24/2014 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 379 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 24, 2014 | Kate Seamons
    It can be bought on the Internet in flavors like chocolate and bubble gum—and just a teaspoon could kill a child: The New York Times takes a look at liquid nicotine, the e-liquid used in e-cigarettes, which it describes as a "powerful neurotoxin ... far more dangerous than tobacco." And with good reason: Reports of accidental liquid nicotine poisonings rose 300% from 2012 to 1,351 cases last year, with 2014's figure expected to be double that. The victims, many children under the age of four, can experience vomiting and seizures after being exposed to even a modest amount orally or...
  • German doctors: Cannabis can kill you

    02/25/2014 10:51:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Feb 2014 14:31 GMT+01:00
    Marijuana can be deadly, according to German researchers who claim to have discovered the first deaths caused by cannabis. The researchers in Düsseldorf, North-Rhine Westphalia, have been investigating cannabis-related deaths since 2001 and performed post-mortem examinations on 15 people whose deaths were linked to the drug. […] Benno Hartung from the University Hospital in Düsseldorf said he and his colleagues performed autopsies and toxicological tests to rule out other causes of death such as liver disease and alcohol use. …
  • Evidence does not prove Arafat poisoning: Russian report

    11/11/2013 8:20:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/11/2013 | NOAH BROWNING
    A Russian report quoted by Palestinian investigators on Friday said there was insufficient evidence to support the theory that Yasser Arafat died in 2004 by polonium poisoning. The findings were far weaker than those of a Swiss laboratory announced with fanfare on Wednesday by Arafat's widow and Qatar-based al-Jazeera television. Palestinians remained unfazed by the results - which dampen but don't definitely disprove the possibility of death by poisoning - and officials continue to blame arch foe Israel. Samples were extracted from Arafat's corpse last November by Swiss, French and Russian experts after an al-Jazeera documentary revealed unusually high amounts...
  • PLO official urges global probe into Arafat "killing"

    11/07/2013 2:53:19 AM PST · by Netz · 17 replies
    channelnewsasia.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2013
    PLO official urges global probe into Arafat "killing" (Perfect timing for release as PLO-Israeli talks stalling?) A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning. RAMALLAH: A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning. "The (test) results proved Arafat was poisoned by polonium, and this substance is owned by states, not people, meaning that the crime was...
  • Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

    10/14/2013 3:13:39 PM PDT · by Garvin · 57 replies
    http://www.arabnews.com ^ | 14 October 2013 | AFP
    Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat which "support the possibility" the veteran Palestinian leader was poisoned. In a report published by The Lancet at the weekend, the team provide scientific details to media statements made in 2012 that they had found polonium on Arafat's belongings. Arafat died in France on November 11 2004 at the age of 75, but doctors were unable to specify the cause of death. No autopsy was carried out at the time, in line with his widow's request. His remains were exhumed in November 2012 and...
  • School meal kills 22 in India's Bihar state (insecticide poisoning)

    07/17/2013 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | July 17, 2013
    At least 22 children have died and dozens more have fallen ill after eating lunch at a school in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.The poisoning occurred in the village of Dharmasati Gandaman, 80km (50 miles) north of the state capital, Patna. The free Mid-Day Meal Scheme aims to tackle hunger and boost attendance in schools, but suffers from poor hygiene. Angry parents joined protests against the deaths, setting at least four police vehicles on fire. An inquiry has begun and 200,000 rupees ($3,370) in compensation offered to the families of each of the dead. Twenty-eight sick children were...
  • Sun-Times columnist Steve Neal dies

    02/19/2004 12:13:31 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 23 replies · 497+ views
    Steve Neal, Chicago's premiere political columnist for decades, famous for his encyclopedic knowledge of history and political lore, for endlessly swapping stories with political junkies and for his books that ranged from a biography of Wendell Wilkie to the correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Truman, died Wednesday at his Hinsdale home. He was 54 and had been hospitalized overnight this week at Northwestern Hospital for a heart problem, his family said. Hinsdale police said they responded to a “carbon monoxide alarm’’ Wednesday afternoon at the home. Mr. Neal was among the city's most savvy political analysts, but unlike many...